Posts Categorized: LPM

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Insane? Says Who? How Expert Witnesses May Sway the “Guilty Mind” Determination

How Expert Witnesses May Sway the “Guilty Mind” Determination In a criminal proceeding, a defendant’s mindset is a focal element in establishing guilt, and expert witnesses often play an integral role in determining criminal liability.  The specific mental state required differs depending on the crime and the jurisdiction, but unless the legislature passes a law… Read more »

[Video] Stephen Mayson On The Future of the Legal Profession

Last week the College of Law Practice Management (COLPM) held its 2013 Futures Conference at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Stephen Mayson, director and professor of strategy at Legal Services Institute in London, delivered a keynote entitled “The Future of Law: Who Will Perform It? Who Will Regulate It?” If you have time this weekend, I recommend… Read more »

Still Blogging?

I launched three years ago. I had no idea what I was doing when I started, and have only a slightly better idea now. But I keep on doing it. At first, I published to attract potential clients with “how-to” articles. Then I thought the blog should be a platform for legal analysis, and legal… Read more »

Practical Tips For Managing a Bankruptcy Practice

What You Need To Practice Bankruptcy Law The most important thing you need to practice bankruptcy law is a steady stream of clients.  There are many ideas on how to get clients and proper use of the internet and social media is at the top of the list in this discussion.  This article, though, assumes… Read more »

Google Plus, We Have a Problem

Does Google Plus Help Drive Traffic? For the record, I’m a huge fan of Google Plus. I’ve written articles in support of the platform in recent months (here and here). And in spite of what I’m about to write, I remain extremely impressed with the level of community engagement and interaction on Google Plus, and I… Read more »

SEO Strategies for Lawyers

By Julie Bowen SEO Strategies for Lawyers Building good search rankings used to be fairly simple, and tactics such as stuffing articles full of keywords and phrases was all it took to get the best page rankings. Website owners would post their articles on multiple different “link farm” sites to maximize the number of search engine results… Read more »

Folksonomies as Glossa on Public Domain Legal Content?

By John Barker, VP of Strategy & Competitive Intelligence, Wolters Kluwer is a contract database and search engine that enables lawyers, financial analysts and business owners to search SEC filings to find contracts that can be used as model documents.  My colleagues and I recently had the privilege of attending a webinar by LawInsider’s… Read more »

The Future of Big Law is Busy Launching a Start-up in San Francisco

By Preston Clark What do you get when you take a former president of Harvard Law Review (’10) and a former president of Stanford Law Review (’10) and you graduate them into a legal profession that’s being completely redefined by technology? You get a legal tech start-up, of course. Casetext is a free, searchable legal… Read more »

Fighting Burnout to Keep Clients Happy

By Adam G. Schachter You’ve explained to your client every last detail about how their bankruptcy will go.  You explained the timeline, told them what to expect at the creditors meeting, told them that they needed to list everything they own, everyone they owe money to, and so forth. You get to the office and… Read more »